Carbon capture technologies should move faster now !

March 19, 2011 Posted by

Nuke plants provide 13 to 14 % of electricity and from now onwards this may come down. Energy demand will continue to grow. Need for safer CCS technology is greater now than ever before.

Carbon capture and storage to commence in India with NTPC

March 19, 2011 Posted by

NTPC and Toshiba to commence a CCS project in India

Summary of the Report on Co2 Capture and Storage in Scotland by SCCS

March 19, 2011 Posted by

Carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) is a rapidly growing industry that offers environmental benefits and substantial business, employment and research opportunities for Scotland and the UK. In 2009, the report Opportunities for Co2 Storage around Scotland identified the size of these opportunities and key initiatives that need to be acted upon to move CCS […]

Carbon prices are up due to nuke disaster in Japan

March 16, 2011 Posted by
Carbon prices are up due to nuke disaster in Japan

Japan’s devastating tsunami and its subsequent nuclear emergency has sent carbon prices to their highest level in two years, in response to higher natural gas prices and Germany’s decision to close nuclear reactors for testing. The price of the benchmark EU allowance [EUA] contract hit €17.49 today, up 10.9% from its €15.77 close on Thursday, […]

Bachelors and Masters Education in Carbon Capture and Sequestration – CCS

March 14, 2011 Posted by

These are some of the CCS research centres with training opportunities: Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies – Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program at MIT conducts research into technologies to capture, utilize, and store CO2 from large stationary sources. A major component of the program is the Carbon Sequestration Initiative […]

Carbon capture and storage progress card for usa

March 14, 2011 Posted by

According to an estimate from US DOE energy information administration, industrial sector alone account for slightly more than 25% of the total carbon dioxide emissions in the country. In an effort to reduce the carbon emissions from industrial units, DOE has allocated funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment act to fund more than 25 […]

FutureGen selects Morgan county for its carbon storage project

March 14, 2011 Posted by

FutureGen Alliance has selected Morgan County as the preferred site for its carbon storage project. This is part of FutureGen’s $1.2 billion project in developing clean coal technology. The selected site will store carbon dioxide from the retrofitted coal fired power plant-Ameren plant at Meredosia. The captured CO2 will be transported from the power plant […]

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

March 11, 2011 Posted by

The World’s first Renewable Heat Incentive was launched in UK by the energy secretary Chris Huhne. It is a government scheme with an investment of 860 million pounds aimed at increasing the green capital investment by 4.5 billion pounds by 2020 to create a new market for renewable heat. What is Renewable Heat Incentive? RHI […]

Strategic control of energy usage enhances energy efficiency

March 11, 2011 Posted by

Webair in collaboration with leading energy management firm EnerNoc will turn its data centres in to “virtual power plants” through demand response, ie by strategically controlling energy usage in its data centres. Webair is a custom web hosting solution provider for dedicated servers, CDN, VPS, cloud computing etc. Webair is trying to reduce their carbon […]

Carbon emission reduction efforts by countries around the world

March 11, 2011 Posted by

Thirty-two countries and 10 US states have emissions trading scheme. California, one of the largest economies in the world, is due to start emissions trading next year. Other countries, including China, Taiwan, Chile and South Korea, and a number of Canadian provinces, are either considering developing their own or already have trial emissions trading schemes in […]